42 yo single mother of a diabetic. Desperately seeking help. The diabetic wont accept it. Wont let me say the word, wont let me talk about it. my family disowned me my BF left me, all alone in a new world. Seriously considering relocating. Anyone wanna talk?
Just finished this, perhaps one of the best books about diabetes I have ever read.
Well worth it!
Added by Buckley83 on November 23, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
Here in the SHIRE rain falls Sun shines and at Chrismas if we are lucky Snow fills the sky gathers all around and children make snow persons PC gone bananas,speaking of bananas why not join me in eating one,while I sit my coffee cheers to say this year so far has beendifficult fo me is an understatement,wish someone had sat me when I was a child then a teenager and then a man and said Raymond do you mind if I call you Raymond this is how it is you will get diabetes have a heart attack get…Continue
My dad has owned recording studio equipment for about 4 years now, and I only JUST decided to test it out for myself. After about an hour in his "studio" (aka, the basement) I finally got something that sounds pretty good.
So here's me singing "Run" by snow patrol. I hope yall like it :)
I am having real difficulty getting predictable readings in the AM.
I typically go to bed around 90 and can wake up anything between 110 and 180..
I have set my pump with a nice dawn phenomenon curve and it starts to kick out a higher basal rate in the early hours, this did work to bring down my morning BS.
I have increased my overall total basal dose from 15 units to 17 units over the last week on the pump, so now I am pondering the symogi…Continue
At the request of my diabetes clinic, I am about to start mentoring the parents of newly diagnosed CWD. Which feels awkward and strange. Aren't I still just a newbie at this? (After 3 years... and a book... maybe not.) It seems more than a little weird to be dispensing helpful advice to someone just learning the ropes. I still feel like I'm in that head space a lot sometimes. Compared to a lot of parents and PWD here on this site, I'm totally wet behind the ears. And yet... it's been 3 1/2…Continue
We have some very exciting news over at the JDCA - we want to help the major diabetes foundations get back on the right track towards a cure, and in those efforts we will be matching every $25 donation made by new Alliance members who sign up and wish to give money to a diabetes foundation of their choice. The only stipulation is - that donation will need to be sent over along with our…Continue
Added by Stoyan on November 22, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Ready for some Thanksgiving Day recipe ideas? We’re kicking off a series of them with a green bean and almond casserole.
Read the full post on Discuss Diabetes here.
I was was wondering what forum members favourite diabetes related books are?
I have a copy of 'Thinking Like A Pancreas' and "Pumping Insulin'
I have just ordered a copy of "The Diabetic Life" by RD Lawrence, as I understand this is a bit of a classic and gives an interesting historical perspective on the illness.
So what books have you found most useful?
Ever since my last post I’ve been trying to think of a Diabetic Awareness program that is fun, easy and highly effective. Today, I think I may have thought of it! I’d like to formally introduce my new program called the “Walk, Run, or Cycle a Mile in Our Shoes Program”. Designed to be totally manageable on a…
Added by HowToDiabetic on November 21, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments
So i have know that my grandpa has some kinda cancer ( i dont know what its called ) for a while but not until today did i find out that he also has skin cancer and has had it for awhile. No one ever told me. I feel left out of things
t1 here.... i'm about to have my baby boy and im scared. the last time i was ACTUALLY able to have a baby was 7 years ago and in between my first and this, my last, i have lost 4. doc says me and the baby look like a rose.....that he looks good. i'v been going to get my NST's done and so far so good.....dec 5 is right around the corner.
I understand that many individuals find that there total daily insulin requirement drops significantly when they start pump therapy, typically around 30%..
How much did you go down or did you TDD stay the same?
Living with Diabetes is difficult enough without having to deal with peoples' (most often well-meant) ignorant remarks. The culprit is mainly the stigmatisation of Type Two Diabetes in the media. My heart breaks when I hear Mums say how they have been told they shouldn't have fed their Diabetic toddlers so much sugar or bad food to make them 'get' it. Or…Continue
Wow! What a nice surprise when I just logged on tonight!:) Thank you for all the warm welcome notes:) I might not get to post things as much as some of you.
My new family keeps me pretty busy:) I moved from Massachusetts about a year and a half ago to Georgia and got married this past August. I had no children of my own but thanks to my husband I now have 4 grown step children and 4 beautiful grandchildren to love and spoil rotten:) They are 4 months, 6 months, 2 years and 6 years…Continue
is 175.... its never been under the 200's EVER!
When I was a teenager, and rebelling against everything, especially my diabetes, I remember wishing so hard that I had been born ten years earlier, so I could have joined the anti-war movement, (and, incidentally, really ticked off my parents.) Of course, I didn’t fully realize this at that time, because I thought I was being noble to stand strong for peace. But my retired Air-Force-Major father may very well have grounded me until the end of the century, and besides, I was way too involved…Continue
I have been pumping for a few weeks now, things are going really well and I am literally in love with the thing, it has really improved the quality of my life after 16 years on MDI. Excuse the pun put I don't think it is this healthy to be attached to an inanimate object ha.
I was hoping some experienced pumpers could give me a few pointers..
I have been using my stomach and hips for infusion sites exclusively since I was put on the pump. I was thinking on my…Continue
I joined TuDiabetes at the end of May while desperately seeking help for both myself and my younger brother. So many of you responded with wonderful advice and many of you became my friends. I just keep thinking...if only I'd joined sooner.
This week my brother, my lifelong friend, was found dead in his bed. I have been so scared that this would happen. He is 57 and has Type 2 Diabetes.
We won't know what happened until we get the coroner's report in 9 months. We now know that…Continue